Independent Study courses permit a student to pursue a research project or guided readings in a subject area not substantially covered in the curriculum. Normally, no more than one Independent Study course may be scheduled during a single academic term.
A student's advisor must submit the appropriate e-FORM, Undergraduate or Graduate Independent Student Application, on the student's behalf. The form will be routed by the Registrar's Office to the supervising professor, department chair, and school dean for their approval prior to registration in the course. Generally, students are expected to complete no more than six (6) credits of independent study. Any exceptions must be approved by the dean of the school in which the student’s major is housed. Failure to process the Independent Study Application within the required timeframe may impact financial aid status and may jeopardize participation in Commencement.